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Diversity and Inclusion Senior Advisor

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

An excellent opportunity is available for a Diversity and Inclusion Senior Advisor to join the People, Safety and Culture department at Australia's pre-eminent biomedical research institute.

About the Position

The Diversity and Inclusion Senior Advisor will work closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Manager to support the delivery of a range of initiatives designed to promote equity, inclusion, safety, and respect. They will play a central role in evaluating the outcomes and impact of WEHI's gender equality work and provide support and guidance to WEHI's staff-led diversity and inclusion networks and governance committees.

Selection Criteria

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues and ability to apply these in an organisational context.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including an ability to produce quality reports that draw on quantitative and qualitative data to tell a compelling narrative.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate sensitively and respectfully with a range of internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise projects and work within timeframes to meet deadlines.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills and the ability to resolve issues to gain support for initiatives and achieve agreed outcomes.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of people from different minority groups i.e. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from a culturally and racially marginalised background, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, people with a disability.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent alternate combination of knowledge, training and/or experience.

Personal Qualities:

  • Lived experience and insight of inequality.
  • Evaluation: Experience in designing and implementing evaluation plans to assess the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives, including identifying outcome and impact measures.

Terms of Appointment

This position is a 12-month contract in a full-time capacity. Salary is Professional Services Employee Level 7 ($97,991 - $106,076). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to Anna Stewart [email protected]

A position description is available here.

How to Apply

Please apply by uploading your CV, cover letter and a document addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format.

*Please reach out to Anna Stewart via email if you have any accessibility or adjustment requirements to enable you to participate in the recruitment process.

WEHI - Brighter together

WEHI is where the world's brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make discoveries that will help us to live healthier for longer. Our medical researchers have been serving the community for more than 100 years. We bring together people with different skills and experience who are committed to long-term discovery. Our teams of researchers are committed to solving the most complex health problems, making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing.

WEHI is a place where people are able to shine. People who are inquisitive, who are committed, who are passionate. People who want to make a difference. And we are committed to ensuring they have the tools to flourish, personally and professionally. We are a community of researchers, students and professional service staff who work towards achieving discoveries that improve human health. We are driven by collaboration, curiosity and creativity. We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. We are WEHI. We are brighter together.

WEHI's commitment to diversity and inclusion

At WEHI we strive to foster a flexible working environment that encourages individual differences and promotes collaboration and creativity. We recognise that talent does not sit within a single identifiable group in our society and that WEHI's ability to shape contemporary scientific thinking and deliver leading professional services relies on a diversity of thought within our organisation. Our action to promote gender equality has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and we offer a range of support for women researchers.

Our commitment to celebrating diversity and addressing inequities is further demonstrated through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Gender Action Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and our WE-Pride network for LGBTQIA+ staff and students. We actively encourage applications from, people with a disability, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people and people with diverse genders and sexualities. Should you require support during the recruitment process due to special needs or consideration, please contact the People and Culture team via [email protected] using the subject line: Diversity and Inclusion Senior Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

WEHI's commitment to Indigenous employment

WEHI is working to create a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be engaged at the scientific frontier, making exciting discoveries and decisions about the future of health in this country, and part of a leading professional services workforce supporting the realisation of these discoveries. We are committed to creating a culturally safe workplace and offering career development and leadership opportunities to First Nations staff and students. We strongly encourage any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

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